Chinese stunt driver Han Yue recently teamed up with Nürburgring GmbH to attempt a Guinness World Records title on one of the most demanding racetracks in the world.
Driving a red Mini Cooper, Han completed the Fastest side wheelie lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife (car) in an impressive 45 minutes and 59.11 seconds.
The 46-year-old expertly navigated the Nürburgring’s 73 turns – which have often proved a challenge for drivers on four wheels – without letting his right two wheels touch the ground at all during the attempt.
The vehicle racetrack is in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany and the north loop extends for 20.8 km (12.9 miles).
After the attempt, Han said: "The Green Hell has lived up to its name. It felt like I was dealing with all four seasons on the Nordschleife today. The wet track and the sunlight made for an even greater challenge.”
“Now I’m just so happy,” he added. “A long-held dream has come true for me on the Nordschleife.”
Mirco Markfort, managing director at capricorn Nürburgring GmbH also shared his thoughts on the achievement: “We have been following the months of preparation towards the world record with great interest. We are very proud that Yue Han chose the Nordschleife, possibly the most difficult and demanding race track in the world, to set his record. On behalf of all Nürburgring staff members, I would like to congratulate him on his outstanding performance.”
Han already has a number of Guinness World Records titles to his name.
The Tightest gap driven through by two cars on two wheels is 1.3 m (4 ft 3.18 in) and was achieved by Han Yue and Bao Tengjin (both China) at an event organized by Mazda3 Xingcheng (China) in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, on 28 September 2014.
On 14 Nov 2014, in Chongqing, China, Han Yue and Zhang Shengjun (Chinese Taipei), in a Mini five-door Hatch and BMW M4 Coupé, drove the Most donuts (spins) around a car driving on two wheels in one minute: 10 in all.